Cornwall Surf Academy


The Cornwall Surf Academy has been running since 2003,  holding surf lessons through spring and summer. Based in Newquay in Cornwall, we’re ideally located to provide on the water activities including coasteering and stand up paddle boarding (SUP). Want to stay dry? No problem! We also provide bike hire and tours through Yellow Bike Hire.

We offer group games and activities  – Perfect for School Activity weeks, Stag & Hen parties, the Military and others!

Based in Newquay in Cornwall we operate from both Fistral beach and Holywell BayOur school has the advantage of quiet uncrowded beaches, owing to our affiliation with the National Trust. Perfect for learners or those who just don’t want to queue for every wave! 

Looking for your next adventure? We’re a great choice no matter the weather.


Learn with us


We offer great value surf deals for individuals, group or family bookings.

Whether you want to improve your surfing skills or you’re a complete beginner, we cater for all. Our surf instructors are fully surf GB qualified so rest assured you’ll be in safe hands.

National Trust

Cornwall Surf Academy is the only surf school located on the beautiful National Trust beach of Holywell Bay. These quiet uncrowded sands mean students can concentrate on learning, and not waiting around for an empty wave.    


We hold sessions in both Newquay and Holywell Bay. We have access to changing rooms, hot showers, and free parking. At Holywell, there’s also a mini market selling general groceries and refreshments as well as a bar / restaurant.

Qualified Instructors

All our instructors are fully trained and qualified to ISA (International Surfing Association) standard, as well as being fully trained beach lifeguards with the Royal Life Saving Association.



”These guys are great. Cost was great and the whole experience was excellent. Would recommend these guys to anyone. We took our 5 children for a surfing lesson, the children range from 7 to 13 years old and the team supported the kids and us superbly. They even put on an extra instructor just to teach the kids.”

Lesley R


”Me and the family had a lesson with these guys last week and have to say I’m now hooked, So is dad . He brought himself a wet suit and board. All thanks to these guys. We had a great time and look forward to having more lessons in the near future. For someone getting into surfing or just wants to give it a try, I recommend these guys for a lesson. Again many thanks”

Lee Ozborne


”Thanks to everyone at Cornwall surf academy, we had an awesome 4 days, great instructors and it was good to have the hire in the afternoons. The group sizes were small and the beach was pretty quiet for the most part. Even when the conditions were difficult for beginners Alex and Dan were really helpful and encouraging! We are not yet pros but can’t wait to come back!


Looking for a great place to stay? Located in Newquay the Ocean Surf Lodge is just 5 minute walk from Fistral beach Click here or below to check them out.